The Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse is the second longest-running collection in the brand’s catalogue, defeated by the more traditional Calatrava. However, the enduring appeal and charm of the Golden Ellipse line is its universality. The watches of this iconic collection feature a timeless design. Moreover, it serves as an acclaimed blank slate for the brand to display its exclusive artistry and skill.
It’s no surprise that the Patek Philippe Calatrava or the Nautilus enjoys unrivalled popularity. However, the absolute mastery is in unleashing the sleeping giants – the understated watches are escalating well above their retail price tag. And the Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse is an excellent example of this.
Here are four reasons why the Golden Ellipse should be your next investment – a worthy one. Let’s find them out.
Like many others, you might also be unaware that Golden Ellipse is the second longest-running collection in the Patek Philippe family. The watchmaker unveiled it in 1968 and has been producing ever since. Moreover, Patek turned up with two models to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the watch in 2018.
They include the rose gold Grand-Taille Reference 5738R featuring an ebony sunburst dial and the limited-edition platinum Reference 5738/50P-001. Nonetheless, the Golden Ellipse remains the watch of interest among many die-hard watch collectors.
The Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse features a unique elliptical shape – not rectangular, not rounded. And it was something entirely new for people at that time. The watch became a cult classic with a unique case shape and stood apart from others in the crowd. However, this shape is designed based on the Fibonacci sequence or the golden ratio.
Interestingly, you will find this mathematical proportion everywhere around you in nature. And experts replicate this proportion (1.618 approximately) in art, architecture and more. However, this ratio gives a pleasing effect aesthetically in the brain. Thus, you will always feel good looking at a Golden Ellipse.
The Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse was available in 65 different editions in the 1970s. It included many highly embellished models for ladies, a Nautilus edition, and some models with atypical dial colours.
However, the watchmaker upgraded the collection over the years, refining the construction and finishing. Whichever model you choose, it would be a part of Patek Philippe history.
Another factor that made the Golden Ellipse unique was that it worked more than a mere timepiece. The Ellipse is the first watch in the brand’s family to feature a wide range of accompanying accessories. It included cufflinks, rings, money clips, lighters and also Ellipse clocks. Thus, the Golden Ellipse encases the aesthetic, quality and feel of Patek Philippe of that period the best.
Patek Philippe evolved the style of the Ellipse over the years. However, it remains a unique shaped dress watch for both men and women. One of the best models that would make a worthy investment is Reference 3605. It is the first-ever bigger Ellipse and the first self-winding edition. Moreover, the watch can accompany you anywhere, sitting comfortably on any modern wrist.
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